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OHSU wants to cut PERS contributions

Oregon Health & Science University has proposed to stop paying its employees' 6% contribution to the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund.

UO physicists help discover Higgs boson

Several UO faculty and graduate students contributed to the discovery of the elusive Higgs boson.

Donors finance ballot initiatives

Spending by sponsors to qualify the eight initiatives pending for the November statewide ballot topped $4 million.

Jefferson dairy cows get waterbeds

The Holstein and Brown Swiss cows at the family-owned and operated Van Loon Dairy near Jefferson rest on waterbeds instead of wood chips or straw.

Salem to vote on enterprise zone

The Salem City Council is scheduled to vote whether to change 56 acres of Mill Creek Urban Renewal Area to an enterprise zone.

100-year-old Eugene company thrives during recession

Commercial Dehydrator Systems of Eugene has been around since 1911 and is currently growing.

Obama pushes extension of middle-class tax cuts

President Barack Obama proposed a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year.